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Friday, September 2, 2022

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AWSL Town Hall Meeting - Save the Date

Tuesday, September 13, 11:30 a.m.

Join WLA's Association of Wisconsin Special Librarians (AWSL) division for the September virtual Town Hall!  AWSL member Steven Rice will present on his work at the Door County Historical Museum. The group will also continue discussions about the future of the division.  Contact AWSL Chair Anne Moser for more details. 

Grant & Scholarship Opportunities

Northeast Document Conservation Center

IMLS grant opportunities for small organizations

IMLS has several grant opportunities for small cultural heritage organizations available with an application deadline of November 15, 2022NEDCC has compiled these into one easy-to-navigate list:
Each of the four available grant opportunities includes funds for digitization and digital asset management.

East Asia in Wisconsin Library Program accepting applications through September 30

The Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) at the University of Wisconsin—Madison is delighted to announce that the “East Asia in Wisconsin Library” program, now in its third year, is accepting applications. Full details, ideas for materials and programming, and a link to the application can be found at

Upcoming CE, Deadlines & Celebrations

Items in red were added since the prior newsletter.
Remember to visit the NEWI website for the latest CE opportunities.

Advancing Access for Library Customers with Sensory Needs from the Public Library Association
September 7

Me Difficult? Nah, They’re Difficult! from Niche Academy
September 7

Police Talk: A Conversation with Retired Police Chief Kristen Ziman
September 8

Community Fundraising Success Stories from NEWI
September 13

How to Turn Over a New Leaf this Fall with Doable Daily Wellness Practices 
September 13

Being in the Moment & Diminishing Anxiety
September 14

Lessons in Authentic Allyship
September 14

ARSL Conference (Chattanooga, TN)
September 14-17

Mental Health in Library Customer Interactions from the IFLS Library System, Wisconsin
September 15

WLA Awards & Honors nominations due
September 15

Community-Led Planning for Equitable, Responsive Services from WebJunction
September 15

The 21-Day Plan to Disarming Microaggressions
September 16

Racial Equity in Libraries: 
Hiring, Retention, and Promotion of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) Employees
September 19

Cultivating a Great Relationship with Your Municipal Clerk
September 20

Overcoming the Email Avalanche: Three Steps to an Empty Inbox from Tech Days
September 20

Making Your Images Ready for the Web from Tech Days
September 20

Canva for Teachers and Librarians from Tech Days
September 21

What's on the Technology Horizon for 2023 from Tech Days
September 21

Cultivating Adaptability: Normalize Change
September 21

Librarianship and DEI
September 21

Nothing About Us Without Us: 
Inclusive Services for Youth with Disabilities at Brooklyn Public Library
September 22

Managing Emotions in Workplace Conflict
September 22

Christian Fiction: Good Books for Lovers of the Good Book
September 22

Civil Legal Issues of Natural Disasters: Libraries Can Help from WebJunction
September 22

NFLS Staff Development Day @ Brown County Library
September 23

Moving Towards Holistic Healing in Libraries
September 28

Conversation Cafés: Engagement Strategies to Encourage Dialog with WLA Outreach Services Roundtable
September 28

WLA Inclusive Services Special Interest Group Meeting
September 28

Beginner's Guide to Being in Charge
September 28

Addressing Implicit Bias
September 28

Graphic Design Crash Course webinar from the Southeastern Wisconsin public library systems (SEWI)
September 29

I Love My Librarian Award submission deadline
September 30

Back in Circulation Conference in Madison, WI
October 3-4

Public Library Staff and Diversity: Results from PLA’s 2021 Survey (webinar)
October 4

Prejudice: How to respond to prejudicial comments from customers (by Ryan Dowd, recorded 4/2021)
October 10

Backup: How to backup a coworker during a crisis (by Ryan Dowd, recorded 8/2021)
October 10

Mental Illness: Basic introduction to mental illness (by Ryan Dowd, recorded 5/2022)
October 10

2022 Local History and Historic Preservation Conference from the Wisconsin Historical Society
October 12-14

Beyond the Post: Making Social Media Work for Your Library webinar
October 6

WilsWorld Shorts: Tell Your Library's Story with Wisconsin DPI
October 7

Library of Things: The What, Why, and How of Lending Objects from WebJunction
October 19

WLA Annual Conference - Lake Geneva, WI
November 1-4

How to Train Your Community on Libby - from OverDrive
November 9

Open Outreach Discussion with WLA's Outreach Services Roundtable
November 29

2023 WLA Annual Conference - Madison Marriott West in Middleton, WI
October 25 - 27, 2023

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